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Celtic Music Workshops with The Syncopaths Sunday, April 14

The Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles are pleased to present an afternoon of music workshops with some of the members of The Syncopaths ( For tickets, please go to, or click the Tickets link below. Although advance purchase is preferred and available up to 11:30 a.m. on 4/14/2019, cash and credit cards will also be accepted at the door.

Celtic Song Workshop with Christa Burch @ 12:30-1:30 p.m. . Cost $15.

“Christa has a warm, versatile voice. Her singing commands the listener’s attention, but in a gentle, direct, and natural way… You feel as if she’s looking you in the eye and singing straight to you. With each song, she’s telling a precise story, a story she wants you to pay attention to and understand the nuances of. And as you listen, you do understand… the complex emotions and associations that make the stories real and relevant.”, FolkWorks Magazine

Rhythms/Chording in Celtic Music with Jeffrey Spero @ 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Options in accompanying Celtic music; open to any instrument commonly doing accompaniment, such as keyboards, guitar, mandolin, cello, bass…even fiddle. Cost $15)

Jeffrey has been playing piano and singing since he was five years old. At a young age he discovered an affinity for popular music and developed his style emulating musicians like James Taylor, Elton John, and Bruce Hornsby. In his 30s, he brought his rhythmic style to American and Celtic folk and dance music and now travels around the country playing dances, concerts and festivals with bands such as Syncopaths and Rhythm Raptors.

Celtic Fiddle Workshop with Ryan McKasson @ 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Tunes will be taught by ear, so attendees should have some experience with that. The workshop is open to fiddles and other acoustic melody instruments one finds in traditional folk music settings. Cost $20)

“The bow drives across the strings, thick and throaty, creating a pulsing sound that feels more of muscle than tendon…a compositional sophistication that is cinematic, transporting, and tantalizingly modern”, The Boston Globe.

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